Stem cells are revolutionizing the way orthopaedic
surgeons treat their patients.
There is an epidemic of chronic pain and discomfort growing amongst the population.
Living with pain and discomfort every day, limiting our ability for both work and play.
Regenerative Orthopaedics uses biological injection therapy of the patient’s own human growth factors and adult stem cells to create an environment in which the body’s damaged tissues can re-grow and repair themselves without invasive surgery.
Scientific and technical advancements in the field of orthopaedic surgery have improved patient outcomes and fewer complications. However, many orthopaedic conditions still have no curative treatment options.
Standard treatments for musculoskeletal injuries, acute & chronic pain and discomfort, degenerative joint problems, and reduced performance have largely focused on surgery to stabilize symptoms, and steroids and/or drug therapy (anti-inflammatory, narcotics) which have poor long-term effects and can damage tissues over time. The latter managing the pain and inflammation, however not tackling the root cause.
Regenerative Orthopaedics uses bio-regenerative techniques to mobilize the body’s repair mechanism to:
· heal degenerated or damaged tissue,
· stimulate healthy tissue,
· and reduce inflammatory symptoms causing pain and discomfort around the joint.
Thereby preserving the joint itself and alleviating related symptoms, helping you return to work, sport and your hobbies, pain and discomfort free.
The use of (MSCs) in orthopaedics is transitioning the practice from predominately surgical replacement and reconstruction
to include bio-regeneration and prevention techniques.
Stem Cell Therapy involves
- little discomfort and downtime,
- eliminates the need for a hospital stay,
- and reduces lengthy recovery
- and other associated complications associated with surgical treatment.
The “Immuno” Effect:
Mesenchymal stem cells have immunomodulatory, immunosuppressive and hypoimmunogenic properties:
Immunomodulatory & Immunosuppressive
Secreting specific cytokines and therefore modulate inflammation following an injury.
Meaning they are less immunogenic and can evade the host immune system.
The use of stem cells has gained significant scientific interest to treat common orthopaedic conditions due to their mobile and multipotent properties which stimulates the healing process;
- Proliferating: able to increase in number rapidly.
- Differentiating: change into chondrocytes, tenocytes, and osteoblasts cell types.
- Paracrine effects: able to change behavior, signaling from one cell to another.
Having the capacity to self-renew by dividing and developing into multiple specialized cell types.
In addition to advanced Stem Cell Therapy, bio-regenerative treatments include:
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) therapy:
A family of molecules released from platelets, tiny pieces of cells that are found in the blood and that help the blood clot.
Platelet-derived growth factor help to heal wounds and to repair damage to blood vessel walls. They also help blood vessels grow.
Using injections of a concentration of a patient's own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
Using the patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems, by releasing growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells that your body produces.
Stem Cell Therapy aids in:
inflammation and pain in joints and soft tissues.
the healing process in cases of musculoskeletal injuries.
the joint and delay or eliminate the need for total joint replacement at a later stage, when combined with appropriate physical therapy and/or surgical treatment.
function of the joint as a result of the anti-inflammatory effect.
regenerative processes and slowing down degeneration.
Treatment of orthopaedic conditions related to chronic disease, sports-related complications and performance improvement include;
articular cartilage lesions
tendon and ligament tears
Conditions and bio-regenerative treatments
FOOT & ANKLE THERAPIES
HAND & WRIST
All stem cells injections are administered directly into the affected area with the use of local anesthesia and under ultrasound or needle arthroscopy (Arthrex NanoScope) guidance to ensure accuracy.
with a highly experienced Diagnostician working alongside the Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Needle Arthroscopy: Arthrex NanoScope™
1.9mm state of the art, image sensor technology, with a needle-sized, single-use camera to guide the precision of the injection.